SPAR – the symbol of success

Thousands of neighbourhoods across the UK feature a SPAR store. The familiar green fir tree is known to millions of shoppers as a place where they can buy great quality food and drink around the clock.

There are over 2,600 SPAR stores in the UK but no two are exactly alike. The flexible model has been developed to fit the specific needs of the local community using the insight and experience of independent retailers, wholesalers and SPAR central office. SPAR is the world’s leading voluntary food retail chain, comprising more than 12,500 stores in 48 countries on four continents with annual sales of €33 billion. SPAR’s success in the UK is on the up, as the symbol group has now seen its fifth consecutive year of growth.

SPAR brings retailers the biggest own label range on the market, an innovative marketing and sales plan and a strong buying strategy, as well as the ability to offer a compelling fresh food offer thanks to a world-class logistics system. For more than 60 years, SPAR’s mission has been to meet the needs of all customers. And while life is faster and busier today than decades ago, SPAR’s commitment to customers, employees and local communities is unchanged. By working in partnership with SPAR, operators can not only develop state-of-the-art convenience stores, but also make food-to-go accessible to more customers and cater to all shoppers. From bespoke formats to foodservice innovation, every retailer can maximise their return with SPAR more than any other symbol group.

Visit today to see how SPAR has the most successful independent retail proposition in the UK.